Courtesy of  Ray Leisy, Club Historian
The 2000-2001 began with the Presidency of Ron Pycraft. One of the early programs for the year was presented by Dr. William Kirwan, 12th President of the The Ohio State University. His topic focused on the work of the OARDC and ATI and how to adapt to the new technology economy.

A very interesting program was presented by Darin Cambell, current President of the Crippled Children’s Committee, a Wooster Rotary Committee. Darin reminded Wooster Rotarians that Wooster Rotary has provided the leadership of the Committee beginning in 1921. Currently most needs focus on medication with the Committee issuing a debit card which can only be used at K-Mart for no more than $400.  K-Mart gives Wooster Rotary a 33% discount in turn.

One of the more light-hearted programs for the year was introduced by Tom Zimmerman who introduced three members of “Clown Alley” (in costume) from Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Baily Circus. The three clowns introduced were Todd Zimmerman, brother of Tom, Thom Weaton and David Solove. We are happy to report that no Wooster Rotarian left with the group.

In November Wooster Rotary Board of Directors authorized $1,690 as one-half of the price of new tables for the YMCA.

During a January, 2001 meeting, Patty Johns, Director of the Wayne County Board of Elections, spoke about “Chads and Dimples.” It seems like a long time ago that the issue ended up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.